“A Better Kind of Nursing Home” – The New York Times

better nursing“The Green Houses at Green Hill continuing care facility in West Orange, N.J., offer residents greater autonomy and a homier, less hospital-like environment than at most nursing homes. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times”

by Paula Spahn

“Lots of things look different when you step into a small Green House nursing home.

“The bright living and dining space, filled with holiday baubles at this season. The adjacent open kitchen, where the staff is making lunch. The private bedrooms and baths. The lack of long stark corridors, medication carts and other reminders of hospital wards.

“I was visiting the Green House Homes at Green Hill, a continuing care facility in West Orange, N.J. Dorothy Bagli, who’s 91, showed me her room, looking out onto the garden and filled with artwork from home and photos of her grandchildren.”

Read this New York Times article in its entirety, click here.

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